January 25, 2020
6:30 AMHicks Haul Fitness Run: Extended 10K DistanceJoin us for a road run in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll run on the paved Hicks Haul Road, up to a 10k (6.5 miles) distance. We’ll begin with some warm-up exercises before we set off on our run. The route is up and over Loma Ridge, providing both uphill and downhill training on both the out and the back portions. The pace is up to you, but you must finish and be back to the staging area by our designated end time. Besides not having to share the road with vehicles, we’ll enjoy being surrounded by the amazing natural resources of the Landmarks and far-reaching views of the Santa Ana mountains to the north on our way out and then the pacific coastline on our return leg of the run. Ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
January 25, 2020
8:00 AMTrail Stewardship

If you use the wilderness park for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, Trail Stewardship will be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trail you use; you’ll see the trails in a whole new way. No experience necessary. This is FUN hard work. Whatever your skill level is, there is a job to do: clearing drains of brush; building “gargoyles” to better define the trail; moving dirt or building an in-slope turn. We will be using tools such as loppers, picks, shovels, and McLeods to restore features that protect the trail and/or build new features to improve trail sustainability. Remember: let’s keep users ON the trail and water OFF the trail to prevent fragmentation of our precious wilderness. Snacks will be provided. Expect to hike up to 4 miles during our morning.

  • Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun protections.
  • Bring plenty of water.
  • The location will be determined closer to the date.
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January 22, 2020  Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Now OpenWhiting Ranch Wilderness Park reopened Wednesday after California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials completed their investigation into a mountain lion incident that took place the evening of Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
November 19, 2019  OC Parks Celebrates with Holiday Events

OC Parks invites families to join us for a festive calendar of events starting the day after Thanksgiving through January. From guided hikes under the stars to meet-and-greets with Santa Claus, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday season in the outdoors.

Regional, wilderness and beach parks will be open regular operating hours throughout the holidays. Park offices and the OC Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

News ImageOctober 31, 2019  Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Pavement Rehabilitation ProjectOC Public Works, in collaboration with OC Parks, will complete a pavement rehabilitation project along AWMA Road and within Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park between November 4 - Early December 2019. View the PDF to learn more. ( View PDF )

October 24, 2019  2019-20 Trout Stocking Schedule by Week**Revised 1/22/20
Upcoming trout stocking schedule by week for Irvine Lake*, Carbon Canyon Craig, Clark, Tri-City, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mile Square and Yorba regional Parks.

California fishing license required and all California Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply (*except at Irvine Lake). ( View PDF )